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“Great Seafood in a Casual Comfortable Setting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Coast Bar & Grill

Coast Bar & Grill
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Ranked #39 of 895 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines "fresh" from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a Peach Blanco Sangria outside on the patio, or a delicious bottle of wine in the spacious bar lined with preserved palm trees. COAST's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the restaurant is the hickory and oak custom made wood burning grill, a feature you will only find at COAST. The menu incorporates Charleston Classics with our chefs' unique creations. Local favorites include the selection of wood-grilled fresh fish, Seared Rare Tuna, Fish Tacos and the full raw bar. Additional original plates are offered nightly to take full advantage of our city's bountiful local ingredients. A great deal of time and attention goes into compiling a wine selection to match the flavor of our wines to the dynamics of COAST's dishes. The wine list features organic and biodynamic producers. COAST makes every effort to support up-and-coming global wine makers, while simultaneously finding only the highest quality products!
Gainesville
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48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great Seafood in a Casual Comfortable Setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We had dinner at Coast last month and loved the food and the atmosphere. We had a short wait at the bar where we had the crab dip appetizer. It was very good, but was served with bread instead of crackers. I think the crunch of the crackers would have been a better combination with the smooth texture of the dip. The salads were excellent with the homemade dressings (bleu cheese on one an lemon vinaigrette on the other). The fried shrimp was fresh and excellent. Fun place to dine with tasty food!

  • Visited October 2013
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Snellville, Georgia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great seafood and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

The cocktails here are lovely and potent. The swordfish I had (recommended by the server, Callie) was one of the best I have ever had and was perfectly paired with it's side dishes. My husband had the scallops and said they were perfectly prepared as well. This is a hidden gem in Charleston!

  • Visited October 2013
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Lindenhurst
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Charleston Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Pleasantly surprised at the Coast Bar and Grill when we were on a business/pleasure trip to Charleston. Food was excellent and the View spectacular from the roof top area. right in the middle of Market Street in downtown.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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“Good Choice for Seafood in Charleston”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had an excellent meal at Coast. The menu was very large and offered something for everyone. There were Southern specialties, fresh fish prepared in a wood oven with choice of seasoning and some great appetizer options with an international flair.

The escolar over cornbread was fantastic, and the crab cake was mostly crab which made it a bit pricey.

The atmosphere was casual but the decor was very nice. It was crowded on a night, so a reservation is a good idea. It was a bit noisy, but we were still able to carry on a conversation.
I think the prices were very good in comparison to most of the other seafood restaurants I checked out in Charleston.

  • Visited October 2013
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“great seafood choices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Good service-we did have reservations, so we did not have a wait. Our group had several different seafood choices and everyone was pleased...i had the scallops and it was one of my favorite scallop dishes. We will return

Visited October 2013
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